Archaeologists studying this 12,000-year-old grave site in northern Israel have identified six stages of the funerary ritual. The burial of a woman, possibly a shaman, included numerous items, including “sea shells, an eagle's wing, a leopard's pelvis, a forearm of a wild boar and even a human foot.’ The remarkably preserved grave and grave items allowed archaeologists to document one of the earliest known funerary rites.
Reconstruction Of 12,000 Year Old Funeral Feast Brings Ancient Burial Rituals To Life
By Science 2.0 News Staff
July 7, 2016